Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice
Tomato Rice used to be a staple part of my diet when I was away from home, working. Its so easy to prepare and is definitely bound to set your kitchen afire with aromatic flames!


Source: My Mom


Clockwise: Tomato, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chillies, Onion

Cooked Rice – 1.5 Cups
Onion – 1 Big
Tomatoes – 2 Medium
Ginger – 1 Inch
Garlic – 5 Flakes
Green Chillies – 4 – 5

From Top Clockwise: Cinnamon, Cloves, Bayleaves, Saunf

Bay Leaves – 2
Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
Cloves – 3
Cardomom – 2
Saunf (Sombu) – 1/2 Teaspoon

Oil – 3 Tablespoons
Salt – As per taste
Turmeric – A pinch


First, slice the onion into thin slices, dice the tomatoes into cubes, split the green chillies and crush the ginger and garlic. Heat oil in a saucepan and add saunf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaves. Take care not to burn the spices. Add green chillies and fry for a minute. Add onion and saute for two minutes. Add ginger and garlic. Fry till the onions turn brown. Now add tomatoes along with salt and a pinch of turmeric. Fry till the oil separates out. Finally add the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander.

A cucumber/onion/tomato raitha is a good accompaniment to this rice.

3 thoughts on “Tomato Rice

  1. Hi Chandrika, got here through VK’s blog. Welcome to blogworld. I worked in Bangalore for a while and I just adored the tamarind and tomato rice in Santhi Sagar and Darshini…will surely try your version


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